Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

School has ended for the year, so that means it’s time for summer reading to begin!  Studies show that reading can reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and even help you sleep better. Why not encourage a habit that can help your children with those things? We have something for everyone – from lots of books for voracious readers to programs to entice kids who would rather be at the park than at the library. Come make great memories with your kids!

This year, we started something new – online sign ups! It makes joining the summer reading program even easier. Once you’ve signed up, just show the confirmation email we send you to a staff member in the Children’s Department, and your children will receive their free reading log, book bag, bookmark, stickers, and coupons.

Wacky Wednesdays are back!

If you’re a fan of the Wednesday programs throughout the summer, you’ll be glad to know they are back! Or if you’re new to Wacky Wednesdays, your kiddos will have a blast! Wacky Wednesdays are simply the day we dedicate for our special events during the summer. Our Children’s Librarian, Megan Langlois, has planned an amazing lineup of events! Be sure and check out our Children’s Events page for more details.

Story Hour with a twist

Megan has lots of creative ideas, and one of those was inviting a special guest to each of her summer story hours! Kids elementary-age and younger will love meeting firefighters, ambulance drivers, and farm animals, to name a few of the guests. They will also be making crafts, hearing stories, and dancing along to fun songs! Come join the fun on Thursdays at 11:00 AM in the Hudson Room.

Events just for Young Adults

If you are in grades 6-12, we have special events planned for you, too. From Open Mic Night to a 70s Celebration to Break Out Rooms, you won’t want to miss these! Sign up for these events and more on our Teen Events page.

A Universe of Stories awaits!

Our theme this year is A Universe of Stories, and along with the amazing STEM-oriented programs and adventurous activities your kids will love, they’ll discover that the library can be the gateway to exploring the world and the universe.

Do you have a question about this year’s summer reading program? Comment below!

We can’t wait to see you and your family at the Library!

Whitney WootersWhitney Wooters is the IT & Circulation Manager at the Shelby County Public Library. She’s been here since 2012, where she began in the children’s department working as a page. Meeting so many people and maintaining the website are her two favorite things about working at the library. Whitney is a graduate of Leadership Shelby (2018). When she’s not at work, she’s spending time with her husband and family, hoping that includes a fishing excursion or campfire.

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